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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Jun 18, 2008 10:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our faith can also blind us

My "life changing" moment came at Irvine in '86 when Jerry left the stage in the middle of Terrapin. I was close to the stage and remember Bobby looking around in apparent confusion when he left. He and Brent then tried to save the situation by playing Don't Need Love. This was a sad and shocking moment for me. Until that day, I had always felt that, even on their bad days, the band would always put in an honest effort, and I could justify all the expense and effort I had put in to get to the shows (I lived in Boulder Colorado at the time and had, like many of you, travelled extensively across the country for years to attend shows). This show was an eye opener for me and left such a bad taste in my mouth that I scaled back my attendance for shows considerably and never really travelled to see the band again.


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Poster: the_full_monte Date: Jun 18, 2008 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our faith can also blind us

That's a an excellent point and at least partially what I'm getting at (or trying to, anyway). It's one thing to see Jerry or the band as whole have an off night, or be disappointed in the set list or what have you. It's something else entirely to see him/them simply not even give a shit. If you're tired and don't want to keep doing it, fine...but have the balls to tell the rest of the folks in the organization that it's time for everyone to take a break and ween themselves from the touring cash cow.

I'm not going to get into exactly when they should have pulled the plug but I agree with the post that says they stuck around a little too long.

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Poster: veblen Date: Jun 18, 2008 11:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Our faith can also blind us

wow, I had never heard that story before and many of the reviews echo your feelings...though one person does seem to think that it was "planned" that way...

they were "working on putting the So Far video together which also only featured Lady With A Fan"

anyway, I can't listen now, but how was black peter after that mess?

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